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How To End The Comparison Game

How To End The Comparison Game

  When was the last time you compared yourself to someone else?   If you’re like most of us, the answer is probably “a few minutes ago.”   Social media is a huge part of our lives right now, and because of this we’re more likely than ever to compare ourselves to others. Our Instagram and Facebook…

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How to Make the “Right” Decision

How To Make The Right Decisions

When we have a decision to make, we tend to focus on making the “right” decision.

We might spend a lot of time weighing the pros and cons of each choice. Our emotions are in turmoil as we think over and over, “what if I make the wrong choice?”

After all, you don’t want to make the “wrong” choice! What if you marry the “wrong” person or choose the “wrong” career? What if you choose to live in the “wrong” place or buy the “wrong” house?

Notice that I’m using quotation marks around the words “right” and “wrong” here.

That’s because these words are only labels about our opinion about the outcome of the decision.
So what could we do instead?

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“Nurture in Nature” – An Interview with Louise Finlayson

Nurturing children

  Nature is one of our greatest opportunities to connect with ourselves, the world, and each other. I love to practice mindfulness outdoors! It’s also one of the best places to connect with and nurture our children. I was recently interviewed Tania Maloney on the Nurture in Nature series, and it was a wonderful conversation!…

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Questions to Find Your Purpose

Finding Your Purpose

  Do you have a sense of purpose in your life? Many of us get so caught up with the hustle and bustle of everyday life that we lose sight of the big picture. Taking time to think about what is your life about is important. When we have a sense of purpose, our lives…

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How to address negative thinking

Negative Thinking

  Whether you realize it or not, about 80% of your thoughts are negative. Do any of these phrases ring a bell? -I’m too fat/too skinny/too short/too tall/too angry/too passive/too…. -I didn’t do that right/I blew it/I failed/He blew it/…. -I hope no one saw that/I’m so embarrassed/If anyone knew that about me I’d die……

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How positive attitudes promote health

Positive Attitude

There have been thousands of scientific studies demonstrating attitudinal, emotional, and cognitive effects on physiology, health, and healing. Despite this, most people don’t grasp how to use this to their benefit. For instance, we know that a positive attitude is health promoting. It sounds simple enough. It is simple, but not necessarily easy for most…

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Starting the New Year

Starting the New Year

I am starting off the New Year with much awe and gratitude for my work. At the end of 2015, a cluster of my coaching clients were finishing up their work with me around the same time. As each of them was wrapping up, they looked back on the transformation they had undergone. Some had…

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